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It was very wet across the North Island yesterday as a low pressure system spread fronts across the island. Parts of Auckland experienced downpours yesterday afternoon, with 20-30mm falling in one hour.   It's looking a bit calmer as we head...

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Scientists are in conflict over the appearance of the sun-spotless sun this week. Sun spots are credited with causing solar flares, radiation storms and geomagnetic storms here on Earth, causing phenomena such as the Aurora Australis (southern lights)...

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Pongakawa Bush Road in the Western Bay of Plenty remains closed following the severe rainfall that lashed the region last week. Flash flooding overnight Thursday caused major damage to the road. Flooding in Pongakawa last week. Western Bay of Plenty District...

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A severe weather warning remains in place for the Bay of Plenty. A deepening low is expected to move southeastwards across the North Island during Wednesday, bringing a burst of heavy rain. The MetService is predicting heavy rain in the Bay this afternoon....

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The Bay of Plenty is set for another battering of bad weather with the MetService issuing a severe weather warning for the region. A deepening low is expected to move southeastwards across the North Island, bringing a burst of heavy rain tomorrow.  Another...

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It'll be raincoat, gumboots and umbrella weather in the Bay of Plenty with rain and strong winds expected to lash the region this week. Overnight 11.2mm of rain fell in the Kaimai Ranges, while 3.6mm fell in Tauranga, 3.4mm in Rotorua and 0.2mm...

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The Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are in for some more rough weather with the MetService issuing a severe weather watch for the two regions. MetService's William Nepe says heavy rain is expected for the central North Island andUpper South Island...

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The Kopurererua Stream is polluted after a sewer overflowed this morning, says Tauranga City Council communications advisor Marcel Currin. A blockage of fat in the wastewater system caused a sewer overflow in the early hours of Friday morning.   The...

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People living near the escarpments in Whakatāne, Ōhope and Matatā are being warned to pay close attention to weather conditions over the weekend. With an estimated 100mm of rain having fallen on Wednesday/Thursday and further heavy falls predicted...

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The deluge of rain that hit the Bay of Plenty yesterday has left behind a fair bit of damage for people to clean up. Surface flooding, slips and road wash outs were all reported when the heavens opened up. A dropout on Snake Hill, Galatea Road. Photos:...

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A calm Bay day. By Daniel Hines. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz